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Albatross Soup – by Winnie Cheung

A psychedelic animation that explores the creative thinking generated by a famous riddle

2018 | 5 - 10 | Animation | Dreams | Fantasy | USA

“A man walks off a boat. He walks into a restaurant, orders the Albatross soup. He takes a bite, pulls out a gun, and kills himself. Why did the man kill himself?” If you have heard of this riddle before, you’ll also know that the answer is not straightforward, and requires a certain dose of…

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Soy negra, soy marica y soy puta – by Hugo Meijer & Cas van der Pas

A documentary about Diana Navarro, a lawyer, trade unionist and prostitute who's fighting for LGBTQ rights

20 – 25 | 2014 | Colombia | Documentary | GLBT | Work

Soy negra, soy marica y soy puta (I’m Queer, I’m Black, and I’m a Prostitute) is the debut short film by Cas van der Pas and Hugo Meijer. The directors have chosen to tell the story of Diana Navarro, an exceptional lawyer and prostitute who’s fighting for human rights. The idea for the film started…

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Wolf Call – by Ramey Newell

A short doc following the work done by wolf caretaker and award-winning photographer John Ramer

2018 | 5 - 10 | Documentary | Man and Nature | Observational | USA

Wolf Call is the new short film directed and produced by filmmaker, multidisciplinary artist, photographer, and graphic designer Ramey Newell. This documentary follows the work done by wolf caretaker and award-winning photographer John Ramer. He has worked in animal sanctuaries most of his adult life, often without pay, and feels this is his life’s calling.…

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Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death – by Fausto Fornari

The first anti-fascist documentary in the history of Italian cinema: more necessary than ever today, against any collective removal

10 – 15 | 1952 | Archive Footage | Documentary | History | Italy

Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death is what Ferruccio Parri called “the first anti-fascist documentary.” The short film directed by Fausto Fornari, based on the collection of letters publised by Einaudi in 1952 and curated by Piero Malvezzi and Giovanni Pirelli, reconstructs the last messages left by some Italian Partisans sentenced to death between…

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Cannes Court Métrage 2019: The Short Films Selection

A look at the 11 short films competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or and the 17 films from the Cinéfondation

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The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup of Cannes Court Métrage 2019. The programme features 11 short films (9 works of fictions, 1 documentary and 1 animation), from Albania, Argentina, France, Finland, Greece, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden and USA. The selection committee has viewed 4240 shorts. High-profile films in the lineup include The Nap…

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